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Fresh air system HRV & ERV

June 28, 2017, 2:51 am

Hi there, This is Victina who dealing with the HRV & ERV. Many houses choose the ventilation system now. Have you use one? Kindly like to listen your opinions about this. Victina Read more »

Using 2" schedule 40 pipe as support for basketball backboard and hoop

June 8, 2017, 4:31 am

I wish to put up a basketball hoop, using 2 schedule 40 pipe. Is this pipe sufficient from a strength perspective. I would cement it 4' below ground. Read more »

1000 sq ft out building with basement

May 22, 2017, 8:02 pm

Looking to build around a 1000 sq ft building just open layout but would want electricity to it. Also 9-11ft basement. (Shelter) what are the options out there can i go polebarn route? Or what wo... Read more »

apartment units VS parking spaces, question

May 1, 2017, 12:55 pm

I'm just curious, is anyone on here familiar with the local codes in their city as to how many parking spaces the city/township/municipality requires per unit in an apartment building? In the smal... Read more »

Form material for interior topping slab

April 28, 2017, 1:03 pm

Placing a ~3.5 topping slab to elevate a garage floor up to the house's sl ab grade on a remodel. We cut 6 wide strips of 1/8 Masonite to act as a perimeter form to set our screed lines. Wall stu... Read more »

Dropped a screwdriver down the toilet drain

April 22, 2017, 9:44 pm

I drop a screwdriver down a toilet drain. The drain is cast iron and straight down about 8 ft and then does a 90. The driver is laying at the 90 and I can just see the handle but none of the metal pa... Read more »

Reinforcing 2x6 attic joists above 2nd for conversion to 3rd floor living s...

April 22, 2017, 5:43 am

Seeing if anyone can help, I just bought a house built in 1908. Half of the attic was a finished with plastered and deteriorated over the years due to a leaky roof, the other half of the attic wa... Read more »

outdoor tankless water heater

March 31, 2017, 3:22 am

Are outdoor tankless water heaters allowed on a zero lot line wall? I know windows are not allowed, but a neighbor just installed a tankless heater on the outside wall. Read more »

load bearing wall with single top plate

December 12, 2016, 6:58 pm

Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them... Read more »

3/4" clean stone

November 2, 2016, 2:03 pm

How much does 1 yard of 3/4 clean stone weigh? Read more »

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Exterior Siding on Reddiform ICF rating: 5

I am looking for options for siding on ICF forms. These are solid foam with no nailers on them. Do any of you have any info for me? We are looking at some type of rock which may be cultured or not. ... Read more »

Composite Decking Yellowing in Sun! (Dow Symmatrix) rating: 5

A friend of mine has purchased enough of Dow Symmatrix for a fairly large sized deck. Grey color which is officially called driftwood apparently. It is yellowing in the sun while sitting in the dri... Read more »

Cost of concrete driveway rating: 5

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Andy writes: I just got a bid on a 310 long driveway, 14 feet wide. It is to be 4 thick with rebar 18 OC. The bid is for $2.65 per sq foot. Is this a competitive bid ??? The area is North Texas ... Read more »

Air conditioning Filters rating: 5

Air Sponge Filter co. offers a full line of furnace filters, air conditioning and ac filters for home or office we deal in furnace filter. we deal in furnace filters,air conditionin... Read more »

Iced Furnance Air Intake rating: 5

Dear All, Outside winter temperature often reached -30 C. The fresh air intake iced up resulting in furnace shut down. The furnace is 1 year old, high efficiency, forced air furnace. The intake is ... Read more »

drilling into rock rating: 5

Hi, I want to build stairs on our land, but need to drill into rock (granite i think) in order to make posts to connect the stairs to. My question is... is there a drilling tool (preferably as power... Read more »

Concrete Garage Slab Help! rating: 5

Hi all, Just need some advice on vapour sheets as well as laying the sub-grade. Anyway it has been raining a lot here in Melbourne (Australia) and the dirt was like rock before all this rain. The dir... Read more »

RCH BUILDERS Reduces Project Cost By $250,000 in London, Ontario rating: 5

RCH Builders is pleased to announce the recent completion of building renov ations and re-branding of a commercial building on one of London's busiest arteries, located on Adelaide Street, South i... Read more »

Adding foundation wall to an existing slab rating: 5

Hi! I have an old garage that we're converting to a shed. We took out the ramped concrete and the front wall (which was mostly a non-functioning garage door!) As built, the walls sit on the slab onl... Read more »

Nail down hardwood florring parallel to floor joists rating: 5

P.Ostal ------------------------------------- Hi all I have open-web engineered floor joists at 19.2 centre, and they run along the longer length of the living/dining room. I have 3/4 particle board ... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.